I was in my final years of high school when the Dot Com Bubble burst. I wasn’t really into tech back then, but I remember how, before the burst, lots of people were acting like we’d finally stepped into the future, as if we’d actually made it and were living in The Jetson’s, minus all of the stuff that made that show awesome. (Flying cars! We were promised flying cars!) And then…
Pop! Goodbye, future!
However, I was then in my last years of college when this thing called “The Facebook” seemed to pop up over night and, suddenly, the web was reborn! Like a phoenix emerging from the ashes of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 emerged with a vengeance unseen since the Industrial Revolution.
Was that last analogy a bit unexpected? That’s because I only realized the truthfulness of it after reading Andrew Keen’s newest book, The Internet is Not the Answer.